‘A hot mess’: Americans face testing delays as virus surges

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four months, 3 million confirmed infections and over 130,000 deaths into the U.S. coronavirus outbreak, Americans confronted with an alarming resurgence of the scourge are facing long lines at testing sites and going a week or more without receiving a diagnosis.

Some sites are running out of kits as testing is ramped up.

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus has hit 3 million, according to the count kept by Johns Hopkins University.

But U.S. health officials say the real number of infections is probably 10 times higher, or close to 10% of the population.


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